Friday, November 2, 2012


...there's an angry great-grandparent out there that was tired of seeing a distraught one year portrait of Emma on this blog! In an attempt to avoid an unpleasant email, I decided to post some favorite pictures from the past few months/year. I had a grand plan to organize via months...with cute collages and what not. I didn't get far past the planning stage on that one. To be completely honest, my life is one HUGE to-do list! As I was sorting through these pictures, finding some favorites, my mind was racing; "I have orders to to edit, emails to send, scheduling to work on" etc. etc. etc. blah blah blah! I will look back one day and regret not being more consistent on updating this blog. So here it is, for those of you who don't have a Facebook ;-) 

Early morning dance party in Elly's room. She gets killer morning light through those big ole windows! 

I believe it went something like this "WE'RE GOING ON A PARADE...MARCHING, MARCHING, MARCHING!!!" at the top of her lungs, up and down the sidewalk :)

First day at her new school! She LOVES it and can't wait for kindergarten!

Daisy Mae being taunted with a tasty leaf!

Elly started art class last month. She has come home with some beautiful PURPLE creations...can you guess what her favorite color is?

I don't know what I love more about this one...the lashes or those cheeks!!

One of my favorite shots of my girlies :) They have a love like none other... 

...well most of the time. 

There are times that I look at Emma and she has her own "look". Other times I see the spitting image of her sis :)

One more...with the mama (sans make-up!) 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Emma {one year portraits}

This evening (first mistake) Emma and I (second mistake) headed up to our favorite neighborhood church for a quick one year portrait session. So much of my time is spent photographing other sweet one year portraits...and here we are...14 months and I still haven't done hers! It was a lovely evening and the location was as beautiful as it always is. 

So, without further adieu... 

and a little more of this...

*sigh* maybe next week...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wild and Free

...the perfect way to describe this one. 

Spring sprung up a little early this year...and with spring comes the wildflowers. I may be risking a visit from CPS since I have opted OUT of the "babies in the bluebonnets picture." To some, this may be seen as child abuse and a disservice to their future photo albums. The moment I spotted those wispy yellow flowers all along I30...I was smitten. Is that possible? To be smitten over a photo op? Whatever....I had a vision and a mission to find the perfect field! My perfect field didn't quite work out and we ended up on the side of Jacksboro Hwy, next to a small, old, run down car lot. You never would have known had I not told you that ;) My vision was complete and I couldn't have imagined a better outcome for my girl's 3 year portraits. 3...I just can't believe it.

I love you Ellyson Jean    

Daddy's learning the ropes! All manual baby AND he used his light meter ;)

Friday, January 6, 2012


How is it possible that my littlest angel is already 9 months old? Baby Em had her 9 month well child check on Thursday. She's on the same track as her big sis. Weighing in at 20lbs 1oz  and measuring 28 1/2" long. Percentage speaking...80th% for weight and 100th% for length. It seems as though big E always has the same percentages. They are one in the same! There are moments that I look at Emma and see the spitting image of Elly and other times I look at her and think she is all her own...looks wise :) She is full of vocal play with her favorite consonant vowel combo being Mamamama. I love it! I remind Kris daily that she obviously loves her mamamama the most :)  She is crawling all over the place and pulling up on everything in sight. I caught her yesterday STANDING at the coffee table! Sweet girl also has a mouthful of teeth. The bottom two came first followed by the top two incisors. I can see the two front about to poke through. That sweet little smile brings a smile to my face every time I see it! My sweet little vampire :) I can't believe how fast time is flying by. I try to soak it all in but at times it seems as though I can't keep up. In three short months we will be having her first birthday! I just can't handle it! I decided to celebrate our babe's 9 months with a little photo sesh in the tub tonight!   

Oh the personality of this one! Loves her baby Em 99% of the time. She had an early bedtime after chucking a big ole bag of clothes at sister's head. I've got to say...girls got some aim! It was like one of those carnival games where you throw the bean bags at the little clown heads trying to knock them over. Soon enough she'll learn to do that when mommy and daddy are NOT watching!